Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

Atheism requires as much faith as religion? bearvspuma : The only problem with this rationalization is that ita s assuming all athiests are so because theya re intelligent in the ways of science and reasoning and all people that believe in a form of god are unintelligent. Full Story

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#142976 Dec 11, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Eagle, let's see your list.
Remember, lie and you'll go to hell.
Donated 6 gallons of blood including platelets.

The platelets required at least 2 hour per secession while they separated them.(Used for cancer patients).

Red Cross donations. Every Year.

Salvation Army donations.

Food bank donations. Every Year.

Paid for medication for a couple I didnít know,$100.00 worth.

Feed the homeless in a shelter in downtown Houston for two years.

Helped fund a private School in Russia.

Supplied all the new books and computers for the school in Russia.$ 6,000.00 donation

Paid for summer camp for 30 low income kid and then volunteered to work that camp.

Opened up my home to a couple expecting a baby. They had no money and no job. They stayed for 6 months rent free.(I wasnít related to them).

Bought gasoline for people I didnít know.

Paid for new car batteries for a family.(I wasnít related to them).

Gave $200.00 to a man who broke his leg and was unable to work. He was a independent contractor.(No insurance).

Bought new clothes & shoes for low income families.

Gave $200.00 to a family who lost their house to a fire.

Bought groceries on several occasions for low income families.

Highway clean up (volunteered).

Adopted animals from the SPCA. One I still have.

Made donations to the SPCA.

Adopted stray animals.

Made countless donations to Goodwill Industries.

Regular Donor to the United Way for over 20 years. Average donation was $1200.00 per year.

None of the above examples was to family members. Thereís a much longer list for family members.

Visited the sick in hospitals. People I didnít know or wasnít related too.

All this is a partial list.

“In the beginning God Created..”

Since: Feb 12

Southern Illinois

#142977 Dec 11, 2012
I knew I was missing something. Countless Christmas toy donations for low income families for the last 35 years.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#142978 Dec 11, 2012
What toy do you want this year?
Eagle12 wrote:
I knew I was missing something. Countless Christmas toy donations for low income families for the last 35 years.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#142979 Dec 11, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Not all pastors are the same. I know of one who went to Africa as a missionary, took his pregnant wife and two daughters to live a meager subsistence in what he called a "service to God". The environment they lived in was not what you could compare to suburbs in America. I questioned him about whether he thought his work there was truly productive or beneficial in any way to his potential converts or his family. His response wasn't exactly what I expected. He said that he was doing his Christian duty to make sure the Word was heard in every nation and that everybody should have a chance to hear it. He mentioned that the main lure he used to get the natives there to attend his sermons was the offer of freebies of food and clothing. He jokingly called it "Melon day" and that his converts were "melon converts". I asked him if that wasn't a bit frustrating and how could he ever be sure that his converts were sincere if material goods were their original interest. He said that all that mattered was that they heard the "Word" and after that it was up to them, what they decided on was of no concern to him; it was their "free will" in action. He couldn't stop the handouts just because the attendees might not be sincere. Of course some of the money that was donated to his church was spent on upkeep of that building but it also went to buying all the fresh fruit and vegetables for the natives in his area. the expense had to be considerable since he was there for more than two years. He lived in places where there were no civilized amenities to speak of, no running water and the like. I know I wouldn't have wanted to be dragged around the world to live like his daughters had to, all of it just to "save souls".
Religious organizations, if they want to help the world, should hand their money over to secular organizations that know what they are doing.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#142980 Dec 11, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Do you somehow take perverse pleasure in being totally classless, or is it standard fare for that part of the country? Elegance, Sophistication, and social graces, appear to be non-existent with you.
Silly troll, elegance, sophistication & social graces are open for interpretation. YOU don't get to define them based on your little world.

Understanding, empathy & social interaction is lost on you.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#142981 Dec 11, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
We don't advertise that way.
Atheist Ad: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jan/21/a...

Religious Ad: http://ldsmediatalk.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#142982 Dec 11, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Donated 6 gallons of blood including platelets.
The platelets required at least 2 hour per secession while they separated them.(Used for cancer patients).
Red Cross donations. Every Year.
Salvation Army donations.
Food bank donations. Every Year.
Paid for medication for a couple I didnít know,$100.00 worth.
Feed the homeless in a shelter in downtown Houston for two years.
Helped fund a private School in Russia.
Supplied all the new books and computers for the school in Russia.$ 6,000.00 donation
Paid for summer camp for 30 low income kid and then volunteered to work that camp.
Opened up my home to a couple expecting a baby. They had no money and no job. They stayed for 6 months rent free.(I wasnít related to them).
Bought gasoline for people I didnít know.
Paid for new car batteries for a family.(I wasnít related to them).
Gave $200.00 to a man who broke his leg and was unable to work. He was a independent contractor.(No insurance).
Bought new clothes & shoes for low income families.
Gave $200.00 to a family who lost their house to a fire.
Bought groceries on several occasions for low income families.
Highway clean up (volunteered).
Adopted animals from the SPCA. One I still have.
Made donations to the SPCA.
Adopted stray animals.
Made countless donations to Goodwill Industries.
Regular Donor to the United Way for over 20 years. Average donation was $1200.00 per year.
None of the above examples was to family members. Thereís a much longer list for family members.
Visited the sick in hospitals. People I didnít know or wasnít related too.
All this is a partial list.
Woah.

One time I held in a fart in an elevator....

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#142983 Dec 11, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Not all pastors are the same. I know of one who went to Africa as a missionary, took his pregnant wife and two daughters to live a meager subsistence in what he called a "service to God". The environment they lived in was not what you could compare to suburbs in America. I questioned him about whether he thought his work there was truly productive or beneficial in any way to his potential converts or his family. His response wasn't exactly what I expected. He said that he was doing his Christian duty to make sure the Word was heard in every nation and that everybody should have a chance to hear it. He mentioned that the main lure he used to get the natives there to attend his sermons was the offer of freebies of food and clothing. He jokingly called it "Melon day" and that his converts were "melon converts". I asked him if that wasn't a bit frustrating and how could he ever be sure that his converts were sincere if material goods were their original interest. He said that all that mattered was that they heard the "Word" and after that it was up to them, what they decided on was of no concern to him; it was their "free will" in action. He couldn't stop the handouts just because the attendees might not be sincere. Of course some of the money that was donated to his church was spent on upkeep of that building but it also went to buying all the fresh fruit and vegetables for the natives in his area. the expense had to be considerable since he was there for more than two years. He lived in places where there were no civilized amenities to speak of, no running water and the like. I know I wouldn't have wanted to be dragged around the world to live like his daughters had to, all of it just to "save souls".
Well, that's what it's all about, isn't it? Personal sacrifice, selflessness and putting the needs of others ahead of those of your own versus selfishness?

Some simply see a need and rise to the challenge of filling it, selflessly.

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#142984 Dec 11, 2012
Sambrotherofnephi wrote:
Would you like to make a point?

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#142985 Dec 11, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you like to make a point?
Not at the moment...just a question. Why do atheists advertise or promote their belief system?

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#142986 Dec 11, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
Life-sized Noah's Ark launches
A full-scale replica of Noah's Ark has opened its doors to the public in the Netherlands.(Dec. 10)
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/life-sized-noah-...
Oh, dear.

It's not a replica.

It's not "launched": it's sitting at a damn dock.

It's a total fake.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#142987 Dec 11, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
There were cod-pieces?
How did I miss that?
The only movie I dislike more is The Butterfly Effect.
"Minority Report" came close.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#142988 Dec 11, 2012
Sambrotherofnephi wrote:
I got a good laugh at the atheist ad: "There's probably no God"

HA HA HA HA!!!!

What an argument, huh?

And Dick Dawkins is standing there admiring the ad........

He's thinking " Yup, this'll work!"

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#142989 Dec 11, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you seen it?
It reminded me a little of Planet of the Apes and a lot of surprise diarrhea.
Yes, but I consider this to be the definitive version.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142990 Dec 11, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, dear.

It's not a replica.

It's not "launched": it's sitting at a damn dock.

It's a total fake.
And it's reinforced with steel.

And they want to take it somewhere, but they will need to take it on an even bigger boat.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142991 Dec 11, 2012
Sambrotherofnephi wrote:
<quoted text>Not at the moment...just a question. Why do atheists advertise or promote their belief system?
What belief system?

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#142992 Dec 11, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for responding to me doctor.[tips hat] Scientists make mistakes with science. We can't be sure our science is more accurate than the bible.
Next time I'll tell you about the Emperor who had no clothes. It shows atheist don't understand.
Bless you.
Eerily accurate.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#142993 Dec 11, 2012
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>
I donít think I would ever invest in such a reproduction. Itís very costly and expensive to keep up. But several have been built around the globe. I just canít believe someone in the Netherlands would fund this operation.
Twit.

The builder wanted to sail it (okay, have it towed) to London for the Olympics.
He couldn't get a Certificate of Seaworthiness from any country on the planet, even Liberia.

He couldn't get insurance from any company in the world, even Lloyd's of London, and they normally insure anything - at premiums they decide are appropriate.

The City of London didn't want it. Apart from the distinct danger that it might well sink and bollock up navigation, it coulda damaged the Thames Barrier.

It was regarded as a fire hazard, even if it'd been moored in London.

"Reproduction"? It was built on a frame of 37 steel barges welded together. I'm fairly sure that wasn't an option in Noah's day.

It was, not to put too fine a point on it, a total and utter clusterfuck.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#142994 Dec 11, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Woah.

One time I held in a fart in an elevator....
That's nothing unless there's only one other person.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#142995 Dec 11, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
What belief system?
The belief system that's based on the belief that there is no God.

That one.

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